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Call for activities during Welcome Weekend 2021 in Winona

April 27, 2021

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Welcome Weekend 2021 (Aug. 26-29 on the Winona Campus) is right around the corner, and we are looking for your help!

New this year, the orientation staff is hosting “Big Red Activities” on Saturday, Aug. 28, and Sunday, Aug. 29. Big Red Activities are optional sessions that new students can participate in during welcome weekend. Big Red Activities are hosted by members of the Saint Mary’s community and the orientation staff. These activities are meant to engage new students in fun and enriching travels, crafts, or even events that foster a sense of community amongst the incoming class and the community.

We are looking for faculty or staff on the Winona Campus who would be interested in hosting a Big Red Activity Session during Welcome Weekend. If you are interested, please fill out this form. You will need the name of your proposed Big Red Activity, how long the activity will be (up to 2 hours), who will be hosting the activity, where the activity will take place (on campus or in the Winona community), and which day is your preference (Saturday or Sunday).

The sky is the limit! Here are two examples of Big Red Activities that have already been submitted:

  • Safe Spaces in Winona: A tour of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ friendly businesses and spaces in the Winona community (Saturday in the Winona community)
  • Transfer Student Bingo: A game of bingo specifically intended for incoming transfer students (Saturday on campus)

Submit your proposed Big Red Activity today! Once you submit the form, someone from the orientation team will be in contact with you to confirm approval and logistics.

Questions can be directed to Tricia Dobrient at